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Listening and Looking (Out) for Whales through Art, Music, and Science

Talla na Mara, Pairc Niseaboist, Isle Of Harris, HS3 3AE

Monday 24th June, 7pm – 8:30pm

Hosted by Natalie Sinclair (Marine Biologist), Sam Gare (Artist) and Alex South (Musician/Researcher)

How do we listen and look(out) for whales? Join us as we dive into this question through Art, Music, and Science.

Songs of the Scottish Humpbacks: Unlocking the Secrets of Whale Communication in the Outer Hebrides. Marine Biologist and National Geographic Explorer Dr Natalie Sinclair will share her analysis of humpback whale songs recorded off the coast of the Outer Hebrides – the first such study conducted in Scottish waters. The presentation will delve into the world of whale communication, highlighting the significance of these songs for conservation efforts.

Keening; The song of the stranding: Artist Sam Gare, and Musician/Researcher Alex South will introduce their upcoming work responding to the mass stranding of 55 long-finned pilot whales that occurred at North Tolsta in July 2023. Sam will describe how art can be a powerful tool to share stories of our natural world, offer a place to come together and help to process complex emotions. Alex will talk about how his ‘multispecies musicking’ is shaped by the sounds and structures of the vocalisations of other animals, including humpback and pilot whales. The talks will be followed by a Q&A.

Suitable for all. Wheelchair accessible venue.

Free. Booking essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/918882711927?aff=oddtdtcreator 

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